Opinion

  • Expanded school choice must be a pandemic lesson-learned

    By now, we are all too familiar with the struggles of pandemic-era education for both families and schools. The last 18 months will go down as one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history for students, teachers, and parents. For more evidence of learning loss, look no…

  • We must call it what it is…child abuse

    I live in Stanly County, and freedom-loving people in my community have been fighting for months to push our all-Republican school board to make masks optional in schools. Unfortunately, we have yet to effect change. But given that 108 of 115 North Carolina school districts still require masks in schools,…

  • Biden is killing Democrats. NCGOP can’t get in the way.

    Between now and next November, if North Carolina Republicans are talking about anything other than President Biden’s long list of failures they are doing themselves no favors. While Biden’s failures are mounting, and since the policies aren’t sound, Republicans just need to stay out of their own way. The October…

  • The Biden angst

    A lot of this angst is fueled by a truth many Americans have or should have known all along – the government is ill-equipped to solve most problems in society.

  • Colin Powell lived a life worth observing

    Former Joint Chiefs Chairman and Secretary of State, Colin Powell has died. News of General Powell’s untimely passing shook the entire world. Powell was seen as one of the last true patriots living in this nation. Countless world leaders, corporate executives, and community activists rushed to social media to…

  • Food access should be a PRIME concern for Congress 

    In a speech at Bradley University in September 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower told the crowd, “You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.”  Even though it was said 65 years ago that statement rings strangely…

  • Resumed, the naming wars have

    Why are people on the far right ‘pro virus’? The question came up on Quora, the social question and answer website. Despite its faulty premise, it sounded sincere. I had an epiphany while thinking about whether to answer that question: Accusing the far right of being “pro virus” is every …